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taxes for 98% of all americans. and lower bare year -- lowering baferiers so entrepreneurs and businesses can innovate, grow, and hire. because of these measures we're moving in the right direction. the positive signs are reel. -- real. since 2009 our economy has been expanding. over the past 43 months, private employers have added 7.6 million jobs. in fact, businesses have added more than two million jobs over the last year alone. and the end of this year, and the beginning of next year, show signs of further progress. the auto industry is growing again, manufacturing has increased. the global market has improved. american companies liked ford and apple are starting to move operations back to the united states. we sell more products made in america to the rest of the world than ever before. the cost of health care is growing at the slowest rate in years. and our deficits are half of what they were when the president took office. so we have seen the united states economy make a turn around. our economy is actually recovered faster than any other advanced economy. just as it
was talking about an opportunity society, talking about low tax rates, trying to help everyone be their best in america. coming from where i came from, it all kind of resonated little bit. i've got 11 brothers and sisters. my dad owned a bar. i got brothers and sisters on every rung of the economic ladder. the idea of an opportunity society was kind of who i was. over the course of the 1970s and 1980s, these two people, especially during the 1970s -- by the end of the 1970s, i was a republican -- i had a reagan bumper sticker on in 1980 during the primary. sorry, jeb. in 1988, i found myself a manchester -- in a manchester, new hampshire, if you will recall. in february of 1988, a lowly state rep, business guy goes to manchester, new hampshire to my buddy jack kemp. i was at this dinner with jack and joanne. there were a bunch of these big- time congressmen. the next day, i got my assignment to knock on doors. i was assigned to go to the city dump. i thought, what the hell is this? i went to the dump because in manchester, new hampshire, they don't pick up garbage. you have to take it to the
in $5,200 a year but the league untouchable by the tax man? why the league has been able to be tax exempt and who is trying to stop that. >> a new study reveals music does more than make us all dance. why children might want to listen to us before they take a test. [ grunts softly ] [ ding ] i sense you've overpacked, your stomach. try pepto to-go. it's pepto-bismol that fits in your pocket. relief can be yours, but your peanuts... are mine. ♪ we need a new recipe. let us consult the scroll of infinite deliciousness. perfect. [ wisest kid ] campbell's has the recipes kids love. so good! [ wisest kid ] at campbellskitchen.com. [ gong ] m'm! m'm! good! >> 26 palestinian prisoners rb released. they will be the second group of prisoners to be let go since august. israeli and palestinian representatives began talks in jerusalem this summer after a three-year hiatus. as part of the process israel agreed to release 104 palestinian prisoners. edwa a trader according to michael morrell. he claims the nsa leaker caused more harm than good-bye releasing the nsa secret play book. still the f
care as everybody else. a lot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law that will bring town costs even further. so that if you lose your job or you you start a new business, or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs up you find that one that sticks, you'll be able to be ensured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. now, this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good. the prices are lower. but let's face it, we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it is supposed to over these last couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. ultimately this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans because you can see all these plans right next to each other and compare prices and see what kind of coverage it provides.
republican after republican talking about cutting taxes, talking about growing the economy, but not reaching two of the folks, the middle class, the working man and woman, it's like the republican party has forgotten the middle class exists. >> well, i certainly agree with you, lou, in terms of making that contact with working families. and the biggest challenge families face in virginia is economic opportunity. it's jobs. there are enormous s.w.a.t.s wa because people have been unemployed so long. there's a big difference between me and terry mcauliffe. i can explain my plan to grow jobs and cut taxes, and he's proposing more government spending. $1,700 more in taxes per family versus my $700 tax cut. but a lot of them zero in now this month on obama care. and there's a stark difference between me and terry mcauliffe there also. and once again, his approach is bigger government, and mine is smaller government. i was the first to fight obama care, and he wants to expand it. >> you were the first one to fight it. you were the first one to sue on obama care. >> right. >> at the same time, is t
that's the affordable care act. better protections for americans for insurance. new tax credits to help americans afford it. more choice, more competition. more security. not just for the uninsured but the under insured. we pay more in premium us and taxes when folks who are under insured visit the emergency room. we get taxed. and since we all benefit there are parts of this law that also require everybody to contribute. it requires everyone to take some measure of responsibility. to help pay for the law, the wealthiest americans, families who make $250,000 a year have got to pay a little bit more. the most expensive health insurance plan no longer qualified for unlimited facts tx breaks, some are not happy about it, but it's the right thing to do. unlike people in massachusetts, most people who can afford health insurance have to buy insurance or pay a penalty. again, they shouldn't just dump those costs on to the rest of us. everybody has some responsibilities. now, it is also true that some americans who have health insurance plans that they bought on their own through the old indiv
too much. about two-thirds said raising taxes to cut the deficit was a nonstarter. and compared to obamacare, which more voters actually said they wanted to repeal, these levels of support are striking. so if our friends on the other side want to keep trying to claim an electoral mandate for maintaining obamacare contradicted by the facts as that phaoeurbgs while using their own logic we had to call the mandate for reducing the size of government a super mandate. that's why their new plan to undo the cuts the president campaigned on and increase the debt is so outrageous. we hear that the senior senator from new york will soon announce a proposal to give the permanent -- give the president permanent power to borrow more. in other words, he wants to extend the debt ceiling permanently by going around congress. let me repeat that. the so-called schumer-obama plan is a plan to permanently hand the president a credit card without spending limits and without lifting a finger to address the national debt. truly outrageous, especially when you consider that our debt is now $17 trillion
, coming up. >>> imagine paying your taxes by the mile. the government charging you based on how far you drive. the new proposal. we'll tell you about it. who? not so much. my customers can shop around. but it doesn't usually work that way with health care. with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and cost estimates, so we can make better health decisions. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. #%tiaintroducing cardioviva: the first probiotic to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels without a prescription. cardioviva. >>> time now for a political gut check of the morning. the white house is reviewing all u.s. surveillance programs after reports national security agency was spying on some 35 world leaders and the top senator on the senate intelligence committee says he is totally opposed to that surveillance and that data collection will not continue. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is here to talk more about all of this. it's pretty interesting where things have gotten with this spying controversy, john. the white house is
money, there's a tax write off, not much, but a little, and us and a center for reporting out there fill the gap, but i do think that overall, our media landscape is being driven increasingly by the news of the moment, celebrity news, political news, real news, and there's a lot less time and energy, resources available for doing deep dives or looking at things not in the immediate spotlight in front of us as were all on our twit of-like hamster wheel. >> host: viewers have questions or comments, the bureau chief, the lines are open this morning. republicans call 202-a 85-3 # 88 is. democrats 202-585-3880. independents, 202-585-3882. we'll talk to him for about the next 40 minutes or so on the "washington journal," and as we lay out the lines, i want to talk to you about how you prefer to describe your magazine. is it progressive? is liberal the term? what do you say to folks who call your magazine as listed on here frequently asked questions page left pinko rag? >> they are wrong. i mean, we are a progressive-driven organization. you know, and i, the way i look at it is i tend to see ou
that americans get affordable care without all these regulations, mandates, taxes and there are ways that we can do it. what we are seeing with this healthcare law and so much attention is to the web site. the web site is really just the tip of the iceberg, there are big problems coming with this, greta. >> should secretary sebelius step down or get fired. >> the president gets to make that decision. >> what do you think. >> i have called for her resignation. i think when jon stuart and "saturday night live" are making fun of the job that you are doing and the web site, what that speaks to is the fact that young americans are laughing at the secretary and the web site. these are the people that the president is trying to coerce into buying insurance that is more expensive and more insurance that they want or need and in many cases can afford. that's the only way that you pay for the insurance for these older, sicker indivi younger people buy it. >> at this point though what would be achieved by that if she were, you know, if the president said you have got to go or she decided to go. what would
times, regulation light, across-the-board tax cuts, might even give tax credit to middle class families, instead of all this spending, which has done nothing. there is no upturn coming in the first half of next year, trust me. >> this could be a crushing blow to toyota as consumer reports lowers the boom on its most popular model. and ford doesn't fare too well either. jackie deangelis has the latest on that story. and "the kudlow report" is coming right back. but first, we found the tape. here's more obama care comic relief. >> if our web site still isn't loading properly, we're probably just overloaded with traffic, millions of americans are visiting health carcare.gohealt is great news. unfortunately, the site was just designed to handle six people at a time. if you're in a rush consider using our low-res web site with simpler fonts and graphics. my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i
medicare. both candidates agrow however they want to create jobs and grow the economy. >> my tax cut plan which will grow 58,000 new jobs and reduce the personal income tax the 5%. and the business income tax to 4%. >> my opponent proposes $1.4 billion tax cut and resoundly criticized. it will come right out of education. early childhood development, reform in the sols. teacher pay. investing in community colleges. financial aid at higher ed. i think that's the prudent way to do budgeting. >> i like those too. i like education. i like puppies. but i don't bring a puppy home. i don't bring a puppy home if i don't have a plan for how i'm going to deal with that puppy. or guess what my house is going to look like. and he's all puppy and no plan. >> reporter: so how are voters feeling four days out? we talked to some of them coming up in the next half hour. andrea and mike back to you. >>> thank you. >> the woman accused of vandalizing the washington national cathedral and possibly the lincoln memorial with paint is mentally incompetent to stand trial. a judge issued that ruling based on a ps
but they will have some new options for those who want to cover their employment and new tax credit possibilities. for large employers, 96% already cover their employees. the penalty that you're constituents referred to is not a penalty that is imposed in 2014, it is being discussed with businesses about what kind of information is exchanged and it will take place -- >> i thank you. he's going to use the gavel on me if you don't hush. i yield back my time. >> how much time -- the chair would recognize the gentle lady from california, miss eshoo. >> welcome, madam secretary. you're a distinguished woman, you have distinguished yourself and your state, the offices that you've held and now working for the american people and i salute you for it. i want to really congratulate my republican pals for being absolutely 1,000% consistent. you love what's wrong with the web site and you detest what's working in the affordable care act, and i think that that is on full display here. but let's get back to the web site because that's what the hearing is about. it's my understanding that november 31st is the -
host: and the one set lack essential protections, and that many people may qualify for tax credits host: glenn kessler in today's fact checker column in the "washington post." we go to lucy now in virginia on our line for republicans. we're talking about kathleen sebelius' statements. your thoughts on that. caller: good morning and thank you for taking my call. think it is something that we are all looking, first of all, i think the general public has become so much more aware of what was in this very massive bill in the last month. what i heard computer experts website did on the not begin until eight or nine months ago, in other words, after the 2012 election. because as we are seeing this , we are becoming aware of all of the problems that are in it. so someone had pointed out well, you had 3.5 years to make it, this website, and the computer person said well, actually, no, it has only been eight or nine months. i think if all of these problems had been articulated prior to the 2012 election, who knows, maybe it would have gone another way. host: ok, we will go to carol now from same
. >> will he cut taxes. >> he wanted to cut taxes, hasn't been able to get that through the legislature. the interesting part is he's perceived as very moderate, where you could describe him as moderate because he's a more -- he's not an -- he's a get things done, cut the best deal conservative and he has had to do that in a blue state. i think this is the fascinating test. when he's in iowa, what are the rand pauls and ted cruzes and rick santorum say? does mitt romney's blessing help or hurt? >> he's perceived as a moderate because he embraced the president of the united states on the eve of the 2012 election after super storm sandy. >> the man who by the way made sure that his state got funneled millions of dollars and stood by him when his state was in need. >> other republicans hated him for that. >> they did, but did his embrace, did the embrace mean anything to mitt romney in the end? absolutely not. >> if you speak to some romney folks, they were irritated by it. >> they were irritated by it but did it cause him the election? no, it didn't. this is a personal brand this man has.
businesses are going to be taxed heavily. that small businesses are going to see their rates go through the roof, and they're going to have to let people go. >> well, the fact is that anybody under 50 employees, they don't have to do anything if they don't want to. but folks under 25 employees, we're urging them to check object th on this exchange, because they could get some tax credits and they might be able to provide affordable health insurance for their folks at a lesser cost than what most of them are doing right now. >> so how could 400 businesses in kentucky have it wrong? why don't we have 49 other kentuckies across america? well, it's obstruction. that's the story on the ground in kentucky. but this is the story in washington. >> when it it comes to jobs, some have called the law the single biggest detriment to job creation in america right now. >> part-time workers, the poor, pay still have no insurance, but now they may have no job. >> jobs are being lost, premiums are going up. >> the real problem is we're driving everyone out of the individual market. >> it's time to revis
want you to know that the administration remains firmly behind the low income housing tax credit as the country begins to discuss tax reform. all of us know how important the tax credits been in increasing the supply of affordable housing. that's why the president and i have championed it time and again, most recently calling on congress to continue to support this tool as part of the presidents housing plan. and i urge you to continue to do the same by letting congress know that not only do we need to keep the tax credit, we need to expand it in order to better address the needs out there and provide more flexibility for the credit. together, all these steps to improve conditions for multifamily lenders, single-family lenders and buyers will go a long way and accelerating our housing market's growth. but we all know that in addition to recovery, we've also got to ensure that a crisis of this magnitude never happens again. all of us in the administration have already been working towards this important goal, and the president is eager to take the next step towards reform. natural
, taxpayer subsidies of workers who work at walmart, they see tax payers filling the gap of low wagers. i asked him about this report from the committee, estimating 300 worker, walmart supercenter in wisconsin for example, would likely cause taxpayers $904,000 a year in employee -- in taxpayer subsidies, medicaid, welfare benefits, other benefits, and this is what he said. >> we are no different than any other retailer in america. we provide opportunities for people to join the company and to grow. the level of subsidy that exists is an issue that the, you know, the government decides. >> he also wanted to point out and did a couple times in the interview that those critics are influenced by pro union groups, you know, who want to unionize walmarts. he said, we provide a good entry level job. they are the biggest player. there's nobody bigger than walmart. what walmart does really, really matters. what they're trying to say, amidst all this discussion about are they not paying enough, they're trying to show they do promote people and they are a place to work where you do have some mobilit
that they companies -- that big companies do not like either. they are going to tax them out of business. arizona, big mesa they have thousands of cars completely wasted and crushed. host: thank you for the call. a political note from the hill -- paper an ad is airing tomorrow that uses past statements, slamming charlie crist. he was once theory governor of florida as a republican. he will enter as a democrat after filing the necessary paperwork on friday. details online at the hill.com. our newsmakers program is focusing on the farm bill with tom vill sack -- with tom vill ilsack. tom v conversation, why the farm bill is important -- [video clip] investing literally billions of dollars in business development. money is going to be invested in renewable energy and bio-based products. it is a research built. it will provide resources to universities to come up with new innovations. because of our research initiatives, i think 360 four patent applications have occurred just from usda sponsored grants. it is a conservation bill and an ability to protect our soil and water. it is a trade bill. this create
that their >> mexico is taxing junk food as part of the campaign to fight obesity. >> an 8% tax will be placed on high calorie foods, snacks with more than 275-calories per 100 grams. the congress passed a law that puts a one peso tax on soft drinks, that's 8 cents. mexico has one of the world's highest obesity rates, slightly higher than the u.s., 70% have the population. >> they took a lot of clues from michael bloomberg in new york city, trying to pass these laws. speaking of food, there's a salmon boom in washington state. >> more than a mill chinook salmon have been counted this fall. we have more. >> on one of the northwest great natural stages, an underwater drama is playing out. chinook salmon are setting records. >> over 73,000 passed through the dam in one day. you couldn't blink or talk. with these visual counts, there's no going back. >> people paid to count fish have never counted more in the fall run. 900,000 so far. more than a million for the species this year. >> we were expecting a good run, we exceeded the daily max mum. it was mayhem, really, it was mayhem. >> salmon populations ha
or the accountant who does your taxes or the mechanic who fixes your car? the president encouraged lawmakers to pass the legislation. >>> and tim cook the ceo of apple is also urging passing this. he writes in the wall street journal that "when people feel valued for who they are, they have the comfort and confidence to do the best work of their life." >>> 7:16. new in egypt this morning, former egyptian prod, mohamed morsi appeared in fourth for theist -- president, mohamed morsi appeared in court for the first time since he was removed from power. he says he's the legitimate leader and the court has no jurisdiction to put him on trial. the trial was adjourned until january. he's in a secret location while awaiting his trial. he could get the death penalty if convicted. >>> a man from mish twin claims he -- michigan claims he tipped off the fbi where to find osama bin laden. now he wants to be paid the $25 million reward. tom lee, he's an international jewelry marketer, says he told the fbi bin laden was hiding in pakistan in 2003. the fbi says bin laden's location was found using electronic intell
with the tax foundation, the chief economist. thank you. program today. another addition comes at 7:00 tomorrow morning. we will see you then. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> both chambers of congress are back today. the house gavels in at noon eastern time for general speeches before considering a series of suspension bills dealing with veterans benefits and requested votes will be postponed until 6:30 eastern. the senate is also in today beginning at 2:00 eastern for general speeches until about 4:30 when they will then debate and take a pulmonary vote on the nomination of richard griffin junior for national labor relations board general counsel. you can watch the house live right here on c-span and see the senate live on c-span 2. high-ers will conduct profile hearings including one wednesday with health and human services sucker terry kathleen -- secretary kathleen sebelius. at 9:00erage begins a.m. eastern wednesday on c-span 3. off capitol hill, president obama is at fbi headquarters this afternoon. you will deliver remarks at the installation ceremony of james
. this guy got elected and he got elected to change trade policy, to change the insane tax policy, to change the policy dealing with antitrust. for the past five years, what you people have been able to do whichus on this obamacare has very little to do with the ,verall economy versus the wars the insane trade policies or insane tax policies. all of this is a smokescreen. it is almost like weapons of mass destruction. if you're going to say here and the 15,000 when you have 20,000 on unemployment. 100 million people are living in poverty -- this is all this is. this is just politics to of peoples issue being critical of the president? we are at the point of this country where the whole thing is completely collapsed. after they at obama, had three years of borscht, the system needed the opposite. you people in the media created barack obama. and said of him coming in addressing the policies -- instead of him coming in addressing the policies, now you can talk about obamacare. i grew up in detroit. -- i wrotegreat book it. belt."g back the rust host: i think we got your point. scott, texas, re
learned the irs racked up a $50 million bill for their conferences because nothing helps explain tax fraud better than "star trek" and "gilligan's island." now the department of veterans affairs is embroiled in its own scandal. spending more than $6 million on two conferences in orlando in 2011. and of course, they had to produce a video featuring v.a. employees dancing. but while the irs prefers the cupid shuffle, folks at the v.a. like sister sledge. today on the hill, lawmakers weren't happy. >> veterans affairs is a large agency with deep pockets. yes, it's a large agency with deep pockets. but those pockets were not intended to be picked by either contractors that were likely unnecessary or, in fact, people who we held accountable and paid to be accountable to the taxpayers. >> reporter: and what was the v.a. poduction budget for this video? well, they had $50,000 to make this spoof of patton. that at a time when the v.a. had a backlog of more than 700,000 disability claims, more than 125 days overdue. another obama care contractor under fire for its questionable track record. the bri
a full understanding of what needs to be done when this product is sold cheap, accessible, taxed so badly in the united states and privatized we have a real problem. >> host: it sounds like we are getting to a place where there is parity between this particular disease as well as other diseases. >> guest: absolutely. absolutely. >> host: i think you touched on this before, but if there's anything else you want to talk about, the similarities with tobacco policy and what similar strategies can be related to risky drinking behavior. >> guest: one of the things that has come out is appreciation in the last five years of some of the 50 diseases and cancers that are related to alcohol. we have not had a public dialogue about that. we don't appreciate at all that there are some downsides to drinking. we typically sell the drinking and driving and other than that, you don't appreciate that although throat cancers and colorectal cancer is related we don't appreciate but here is a big one. people die typically 20 years younger than they do with smoking. that is a huge one and women by faster than
the case like the grimes campaign did, a state that takes in more federal money than it pays back in taxes damaged kentuckyians. statewide you can run that way. but these house districts it's hard to sell that story. >> david ignatius people talk about the republican party. there's so many different republican parties. i talk about, you got the governors. and the success of the governors that they've had. then you got basically the senate wing of the republican party and then the house wing of the republican party. and what works for one definitely doesn't work for the other and certainly what works for some house members actually undermines presidential candidates who have any, any dream of being able to compete with hillary clinton. >> we'll see if the chris christie wing of the party, the party that will talk about how to govern and make a big state like new jersey work if that gets traction. one of the things i've been following the last few weeks is the backlash in some hard line republican house tea party districts against those tea party hard liners. for example, justin amosh from m
, find out which local area jurisdiction may be rethinking the bag tax. that's all coming up tonight at 6:00. >> that's good stuff to get to. thanks. in tonight's consumer alert, blackberry says it is scrapping plans to sell the company and not only that, it is getting a billion dollar investment from majority shareholder, fairfax financial. but, blackberry's ceo is going to step down. >> and retailers are wasting no time rolling out those holiday shopping deals. they are in their inbox already and it happened four days after halloween. wal-mart usually saves its big sales for black friday, but this year is different. the giant retailer kicked off an online sales event and amazon launched its black friday deal store. >>> still ahead, the political battle being waged on the other side of the country that could impact what we pay for food right here at home. >> the first, don't be so quick to cash in if you are told you won a big jackpot. how scammers are using a popular sweep stakes to try and steal your money. i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad fo
. they don't care about hard-working americans who own property, who pay taxes. these regulations could be -- keep you from developing your property, keep you from perhaps fixing a storage issue, drain issue on your property, if you have water drainage issues, you need to fill in some holes or something. these regulations will keep you from doing what you want to do, what's best for your property. >> you know, it sounds, in addition to a great big power grab, it sounds like this is also a way to create some fine revenue, where if you're doing something wrong -- and who knows what it is -- it's broad enough they can say anything is wrong, they're going to start levying fines against people for standing water on your property. >> right. or you have to get a permit. i think the bigger picture is about control because environmentalists don't want land to be developed. they don't want oil or gas or coal to be drilled out of the ground. remember, the e.p.a. has regulations on the coal industry. it's killing jobs and it's bankrupting the coal industry. when you think about it, it's a power gra
next year. and avoid new tax penalties. today's announcement had been expected since white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. >> getting health care in california has been relatively easy compared to what's happening nationally with "obamacare" still, moving the penalty deadline back to march 31st is a relief for californians who are on the fence about their healthcare coverage. i just got off the phone with the executive director of covered california - peter lee. >> caller: it is good for us that we can be very clear. and we are able to do this right now. however, if you want to wait until 2014. there will not be a penalty. open enrollment. >> from the beginning covered california has had far fewer glitches than the national website, in fact the executive director has been on the phone with the president. >> caller: >> we've had calls with the president.of millions of americans he cares that this is working. >> so far covered california is processing about 125,000 applications. peter lee does say, when covered california did e
wiener wants you to pay almost a quarter more for a soda, a new tax on every can or bottle of soft drink sold in san francisco. >>> and protestors plan to rally against another one proposal. this time, the supervisor want san francisco parks to close between midnight and 5:00 a.m. that's your news. we got your traffic and weather for tuesday coming right up. >>> good morning. we have a couple of problemming on 680. these accidents have now cleared. unfortunately bust remain including southbound 680 by crow canyon and stacked into danville and continuing further south, your ride slows. a multicar crash is now out of lane in andrade road. the bay bridge toll plaza backed to the maze, 20 minutes to get you onto the bridge. that's traffic. >>> a lot of cloud will start to break up throughout the day. temperatures are going to stay on the cool side. mostly cloudy skies. as we look towards the mountains, pleasant with 40s and 50s. by the afternoon, clouds will begin to break up a little bit but temperatures will be cool, 50 coast side, 60s elsewhere
their season tomorrow in oakland. >>> time now is 6:40. putting a tax on sugary drinks? just how much more you could be paying for soda and other sweet drinks in san francisco. >> kids are allegedly not being allowed to play in the grass at a fremont apartment complex and federal officials are now slapping that complex with a lawsuit. we'll explain the reasoning. >> 680 near the grade is kind of a mess this morning after a multicar crash. we'll have an update for you. also here's a live look at the golden gate bridge and traffic moving well into san francisco. >>> welcome back. time now 6:43. a bay area apartment complex has caught the eye of the department of justice and it's being sued. it all has to do with allowing kids to play on the property. ktvu's janine de la vega joining us live from fremont now with all the details. what's going on janine? >> reporter: i put in a call to the department of justice for more information but here's what we know. the department of justice is saying that the owners of the woodland apartment complex is being discriminatory towards some of the tenants here
because of the tax benefits and cheaper plans available through the new exchanges. the other half will have to pay more for insurance than they are paying now. for example, one woman in california is currently paying $98 a movement the cheapest plan she could find under the new law is $238 a month. she and other people do not understand why they should be forced to pay for things in their plan that they don't want or think that they will not need. the white house insists it has always been clear that some americans were going to have to pay more on the front end in order to bring totals healthcare costs down for everybody over the long-term. >> david shuster reporting. on another part of capitol hill, the nation's top spy officials were offering no apologies. the head of the national security act see says he would rather take a beating for what the cut tree is doing now than face a terrorist attack. he says many published reports about spying are wrong. randall pinkston on today's nsa actwitchties, he joins us from washington, d.c. randall? >> reporter: john, two intelligence off
, pay taxes, do whatever is legal if you can afford it. the last thing we need are more laws. enough trying to control everyone. that comes from a nonsmoker. >> there's so much medical proof that we know for sure, if we can help prolong -- >> they start younger. >> i think that voting, you can't compare voting and buying a pack of smokes. i'm so sorry. >> i don't know. >> you're very passive today. i want to be your new nancy. >> a young woman blogging about -- i'm trying to get -- >> you are. go for it. go for it. >> this is my favorite topic. we'll get on this one. a young woman blogging about her adventurous serial dating, with one goal in mind. to fulfill my restaurant hit list. and there's a, quote, dating site, for food lovers where women are taken out to their favorite restaurants. i say, if the guys are dumb enough, more power to the women. these are people who are laying out what their goals are. this woman is publicly saying, this is why i'm doing it. if this guy wants to take her out -- >> i don't agree, my friend. >> lara, go. >> there's another name for that. i don't thi
and medicare. but i think he needs something more in taxes than the republicans are prepared to give. so my guess is that you won't see that. but it does have me very concerned. these are openly on the table. and you look at the condition of today's elderly, i think you're really hard-pressed to say that they have too much money. i mean, for 40% of people over age 65, their social security check is more than 90% of their income. and these are checks that average a little over $1,200 a month. so to say that these people are doing so well, we should be looking to cut back their benefits or have them pay more for medicare, that to my mind seems 180 degrees wrong track. >> i think to put it more bluntly, no one is willing to talk about the fact that social security and medicare cuts equal having old people die faster. and that the proposals to do that are indirect and they've labeled them in technical language so that most people won't realize that's what's happening. i mean, chained cpi, you know, that's a my-eyes-glaze-over term. >> consumer price index? >> right, and so that's the mechanism
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